Haven Equals Safety. This slogan is emblazoned on the minds of every Haven employee. But for Glory, life inside Haven is anything but safe. Most of all, she must keep her special ´´Deviant´´ gift - the ability to kill with her eyes - a secret from those who would want to expunge her. Far from her family, Glory faces danger at every turn as she trains to be a Compliance Officer - to terminate her own kind - while she works undercover to rescue as many Deviants as she can. When people she trusts turn against her and a powerful member of Management takes her under her wing, Glory questions everything in which she believes and can no longer tell her allies from her enemies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005746/bk_brll_005746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
BENNETT SCHOOL IS BO-O-O-ORING! BOO-HOO WE´RE BENNETT BABIES! POOH! BENNETT PONGS! There are rude slogans daubed all over the school minibus. And that´s not all. The whole thing has been smashed up and it needs mending. Fast. But there´s no money. As usual, Barny Gobbo comes up with a plan. He challenges Thrasher Dyson and his friends to a swimathon and he is counting on Clipper and Spag to help him win. But then he discovers that Clipper can´t swim. Can Barny and Spag teach her in time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006612/bk_bbcw_006612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine delivers a powerful story of family, friendship, and race relations in the South.Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He´s a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Rocky Gap, Virginia.Red´s daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt. Should they sell the Porter family business, a gas station, repair shop, and convenience store rolled into one, where the slogan - ´´Porter´s: We Fix it Right!´´ - has been shouting the family´s pride for as long as anyone can remember? With Daddy gone, everything´s different. Through his friendship with Thomas, Beau, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there´s a lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world.When Red discovers the injustices that have been happening in Rocky Gap since before he was born, he´s faced with unsettling questions about his family´s legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bakkensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007725/bk_reco_007725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Brooklyn-based comedian Eugene Mirman is the stand-up king of hipsterville. He was a regular on the HBO series Flight of the Concords and now appears on Adult Swim’s Delocated — and you can see him on YouTube inventing slogans to promote Canada. Next, Merrill Garbus is the performer and multi-instrumentalist behind tUnE-yArDs — a music project that blends African-inspired rhythms and vocals with electric bass and saxophone. But she only discovered music after a failed career as a puppeteer. She tells Kurt Andersen she found musical inspiration as a student living in Africa; her mother’s ukelele, purchased at an Army-Navy store, helped her to take the plunge. Then, we asked our studio audience to tell us about their dream jobs. Eugene Mirman reads some of the responses, from ´´astronaut” to ´´artisan glass blower.” And finally, one classic reinvention fantasy goes like this: you leave a square, respectable job and write a best-selling book. Elizabeth Wurtzel did just that — but in reverse. She was in her twenties when Prozac Nation made her famous overnight. She became a rock critic and wrote a memoir about her addictions. Then she did the not-obvious thing and went to law school. Wurtzel explains to Kurt Andersen why intellectual property law is where’s it’s at. [Broadcast Date: Feburary 11, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120211/rt_stud_120211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Walter Moskowitz is a tattoo legend. Before he passed away in 2007, he ran the first commercial tattoo parlor on Long Island. He learned his trade, his art, from his father William. And passed it on to his son Marvin – who now runs the family business. Next, Walter Moskowitz learned tattooing from his father William, who did tattoos from the basement of his barbershop called Willy’s. In bruising Bowery fashion, the shop offered a unique service. Then, nothing stops a bullet like a job. That’s the slogan of Homeboy Industries in LA. It helps young men leave behind gang life. When Father Gregory Boyle started Homeboy, 25 years ago, he had no idea its largest service would be tattoo removal. Volunteer doctors erase some 800 tattoo a month. After that, Walter’s shop was a hot spot for military men going off to fight in the second world war. Their pin-up girl tattoos are legend. But popular designs change and change. And change again.Following that, Cynthia Woodland’s tattoo has a story. It’s about being a young single mom. It’s about faith. It’s about Tyler. Next, getting words, quotes, even lines of verse inked under the skin is more common that you think. There’s even a name for it: Literary Tattoos. Then, one more story from Walter Moskowitz, the last of the Bowery Scab Merchants. Walter tattoos 80 men in a day. Finally, legendary tattoo artist Walter Moskowitz learned how to tattoo from his father and passed on the art to his son, Marvin. Before Walter passed away in 2007, his other son, Doug, recorded his dad’s stories. [Broadcast Date: October 17, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/121017/rt_tbon_121017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The European economy is teetering this week, but there’s one place in Europe where the good times are rolling: Basel, the site of the continent’s oldest and biggest contemporary art fair.Next, thus far in Studio 360´s Redesigning Canada project, we´ve tried to gauge how much Americans know about their neighbor. (Not much.) Canadians told us what they think we should know about them. And we’ve received hundreds of submissions for our national slogan contest that put a new spin Canada´s image. Then, a couple years ago, when the writer Joel Stein found out he and his wife were expecting a son, he worried that he lacked the manliness to properly raise a boy. Just worrying about such a thing indicates that there’s a problem, and Joel admits that he prefers listening to show tunes to watching sports. He never learned to fish, hunt, or fist fight. So Joel set out to fix that: he rode with firefighters, survived three days of Army boot camp, and even got punched by an Ultimate Fighting champion. He wrote about these experiences in his new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.Following that, Sam Zimmerman was not an emotional man — except when it came to opera. He could discourse on Caruso and Callas at length, analyzing the range, the purity of the voice, and the mysterious quality called presence. He passed along that love to his son, Ed, who as an adult discovered something strange: it was a good tool for a corporate lawyer. In honor of Father´s Day, Ed remembers his father and the music that kept them together until the end.Then, today’s artificial limbs function better than they ever did, but from an aesthetic standpoint something is lacking. A standard prosthetic leg is a jointed metal pole with a plastic foot at the end. ´´There´s nothing wrong with the design,” says industrial designer Scott Summit. ´´It simply looks to me like a job that´s half complete.”And finally, Jesmyn Ward was... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120616/rt_stud_120616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.